The Mckenzie Method is also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. It is a treatment approach which involves education and active patient involvement. It is a trusted approach used by practitioners and patients worldwide to successfully manage and treat back, neck and extremity problems.
On your first visit, your therapist will perform a thorough history and movement testing in order to identify distinct patterns of your pain. The most common response is a centralization of your symptoms which is a well documented tool to determine the nature and prognosis of your particular injury. Your therapist will determine if your symptoms have a Directional Preference that will centralize or abolish your pain. On the first visit, your therapist will be able to determine whether or not mechanical therapy is for you. If you are appropriate for mechanical therapy, you will be provided with pain relieving exercises day one. The Mckenzie Method’s goals are to reduce pain and deformity; maintain the reduction with education and posture advice; restore full function and prevent recurrences.
Thank you for your help in my recovery. Wade and Marla have certainly helped me with their therapy after the knee surgery and the broken arm. All of you have been extremely kind as you guided me through the various exercises that have re-energized the many muscles that have helped me walk and get close to normal again. Your smiles, encouragements, the family atmosphere has been very helpful throughout the process. It starts with the smile and welcome that Kayla gives each time I walk in the door. Thanks so much to each of you for your caring attitude.Virgil